Former Wells Fargo employees
Showme Money

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#61 Apr 20, 2011
Have you worked in California for Wells Fargo any time after August 20, 2008 as a “telephone banker” or in a similar position at a Wells Fargo call center?

Our investigation reveals that call center personnel described as Telephone Bankers were not fully paid for work performed on their shifts.

We believe there are substantial unpaid wages and penalties due to this group of California employees and we would like to speak with you regarding your employment with Wells Fargo in this capacity for any time you may have worked after August 20, 2008.

The class action lawsuit that we are pursuing is entitled Mists Herrick, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
U.S. District Court, Central District of CA, Case No. CV11-1646 GAF (Ex).

You can help, so please contact us immediately either by phone at (888) 474-7242, email at [email protected], or contact us through our website at www.collectmyovertime.com .
Lisa Apopka Fl

Deltona, FL

#62 Apr 25, 2011
I started with First Union in Feb of 2002. I loved working for them. When they merged with Wachovia, of course the employees and customers were scared. People do not like change. It was such an easy transition. I have worked as a teller the entire time. I loved my job and had no intention of moving up. Well...Well Fargo does not like that. Not only do they push you and threaten you everyday to make "solutions", the bonus pay to compensate for your very stressful and nearly impossible feat is not worth anything. So after 9 yrs..not one policy violation....several years with perfect cutomer service shops they fired me. I had a check come back NSF that they could not collect on...it put my over the fireable limit by $100.00. All these other posts are 100% correct. Wachovia used to be all about the employees and the customers...Wells Fargo is all about the profit and how they can screw employees and customers. It was truly a blessing to be fired...I was so miserable and would have never left on my own. Now I can go to school to reinvent myself...and work for a company that appreciates their staff and customers.
Kris

Merritt Island, FL

#63 May 8, 2011
I no longer work for Wachovia/wells Fargo. When I started in January my service manager told me to refer my friends and family and showed me how o "f10" a name to see if someone has Wachovia. So she told me do my mom, so I did, but didn't process any transactions or touch her account. I even told her I saw her account and she was fine. I vastly became number 1 in our store an district. Outselling everyone by a landslide. 2 months later I got fired for looking up my moms account, even though I was brand new and that's what I was taught.
ARK

Saint Paul, MN

#64 May 17, 2011
I am currently taking action against Wells Fargo. EEOC have advised me that i have good grounds to take action under three aspects of employment law. 1-Religious, 2-Race , 3-Disability discrimination and also retaliation. I was employed as a Business Phone banker , after 2-3 months of employment i really excelled in my position and became the number 1 banker in the entire center. I also received a pay rise and also went from Business Phone banker 1 to 2. To put it in a nutshell Wells Fargo are the worst company to work for, i generated so much revenue for them but i became the victim for standing up for my rights. Wells has a trend , if you are spoken to inappropriately by a manager and you stand up for yourself , you're sent to the gallows without a sip of water. Once this law suit is over i am going back to the United Kingdom. This experience has left a sour taste, i realize not all Americans are bad but the laws in England protect you better.There is no such thing as an attendance policy for a start and you're treated with more dignity. My fellow humans sue these DEVILS, they have no compassion or morals and if you're excelling in your position, managers and some lead agents get an inferiority complex and feel that you're a threat to their position, especially if you have a British accent like myself and the customer love chatting to you lol.
Financialguru

Duluth, GA

#65 May 24, 2011
Santiago C wrote:
I have, today, put in my two weeks notice. This bank openly disciplines its employees for 'sick time' taken to care for immediate family members. I refused to sign the formal write up and instead opted for my resignation letter. While I understand the corporation's lack of ethics, as the machines they are, I cannot accept a lack of ethics by those in managerial positions.
This bank under pays their employees for the amount of work, under appreciates employees by considering them a commodity and treating them as such, and avidly disregards personal dignity in exchange for sales numbers.
I'm just curious, did they pay you for your two weeks notice or no? Thanks.
Fred Up

Spring, TX

#66 May 31, 2011
What this employer fails to take note of (or deliberately chooses to ignore)is that its employees are its BEST advertisement for anything the business does...including new EMPLOYEE prospects!

You will have your demoralized "dream" employees if you:
* Always disregard their input or suggestions on operational matters
* Always distrust them
* Work them 6 days per week
* Pay them cheaply (remember, that big fat-assed, overpriced bag of sea water CEO needs all the $$$ he can possibly wring out of his contract, no matter HOW it affects the little guy)
* Keep them agitated by being a bully
* Offer substandard working conditions
* Never offer any open forums to see how morale is holding up, and never ask for suggestions on how to improve it.

By adhering to these guidelines, you'll have a continuous revolving door, with people coming and going until you have absolute GARBAGE coming in to apply for your sorry job "opportunities". You might even look back at what you HAD, and say, "Those were the good old days".

Firms like Wells-Fargo never seem to fail to NEGATIVELY impress normal people with their one-sided, uncaring attitudes, and suffice it to say that "what goes around comes around".

Good luck to you present workers and I hope things turn in your favor at some time in the future. These people you work for are apparently clueless.
Totally Agree

Phoenix, AZ

#67 Jun 4, 2011
My husband was recently fired from Wells Fargo for doing something he was allowed to do when he worked for Wachovia and was treated like a professional not a slave. They have made it virtually impossible for him to get hired anywhere else in the financial world, and of course denied him his unemployment. This was over a $12.50 fee!! He had never been in trouble before, he practically ran his branch because his manager was such a nut job, but someone felt threatened and the first mistake he made he was gone. At the lovely "pep rallys" he was forced to attend he would overhear managers bragging about how many times they had been to HR and come out with a warning everytime. To me it seems that WF didn't want to pay the severance packages when they merged, so are now trying to get rid of all the people who were actually paid decently at Wachovia.
old wachovia employee

Weaverville, NC

#68 Jun 18, 2011
I would love to see a documentary on working conditions at wells fargo. Working for them was one of the worst places I have ever worked. They could be the most unethical organization of all time.
bob wrote:
Any former Wells Fargo employees who feel they were terminated due to age or sex discrimination or if you know someone who does, have them contact me at [email protected] I'd like to communicate regarding this matter. We're looking into a possible class action suit. Also looking at possibility of doing documentary regarding work conditions at Wells Fargo.
vanessa

United States

#69 Jun 21, 2011
I was a Wachovia employee as well. I went through the merge to Wells and I liked it at first. There was money missing from the vault one day and there was no sign in finding it. They had investigators come into the branch to speak with all of the tellers. Because they could not find the money, they basically pinned the missing money on me because I was in the vault that day. I have been on administrative leave now for about 3 weeks and I am still waiting on them to solve the mystery. I can't believe how poorly this bank treats their employees and how they are pinning this on me! Look @ the cameras! I did nothing and now I am just sitting home waiting for them to tell me what I already know. They obviously have no evidence (as I did nothing wrong) and I am being penalized for something I did not do. I have been trying to contact someone to speak to regarding this and I can't find who. This is ridiclous and has ruined my life. Someone please help!!:(
Melinda

United States

#70 Jul 6, 2011
I have been a teller for two months. I have never worked with a cash drawer so its all pretty new to me I worked as a teachers aide for years, so no experience. So far I am doing ok but today a customer came back and said I cashed his check but didnt deposit it like he wanted I was not over or short previous night ej said I cashed it but there is nothing showing deposit for that amount. while on lunch manager went in my bus counted with another teller and confirmed im not over. when i came back she didnt want me on my drawer and wouldnt say why. she told me come in tomorrow on my day off. I am so scared i will be fired tomorrow as it was busy and she didnt have time to tell me if she found a mistake in transactions or what. any help or suggestions
Studio City

United States

#71 Jul 7, 2011
As a former manager with wells. I've seen everything. After working for many banks, I decided to give wells a try. There banker training is great. They really do make you feel like you are working for a great company. But once I got to the branch, I realised the bankers are not true sales people. They are programed to product dump multiple accounts to every customer. Not grow business through acquistion. The bankers are trained to look for reasons to close and open new accounts. Not really deepen the relationship the right way. Instead of trying to improve the customers banking expierence with other products, the bankers are trained to get the easy "solutions", exmp order a new debit card, close out the account because the customer is confused, put in a false express send for the solution. Guys it's tough. I came from a bank that looked at P&L as importance. So every time you close an account your branch got charged $150. So the goal was to save accounts and not look for reasons to close. Wells has been doing a misjustice to their customers.
DJOY

El Segundo, CA

#72 Jul 26, 2011
My daughter worked for Wells Fargo for over 90 days. She died by suicide last December. Her live in boyfriend was on her health insurance and was named beneficiary for her life insurance. I did not know this of course, but I provided to Wells Fargo her death certificate and whammo! a month later when I called to check on the policy the rep stated that the life insurance had been paid out!!! I thought there was a clause on the policy for suicide, but apparently not. I do not know the sum her boyfriend rec'd but I do know he did not send a dime to my family to cover the costs of her funeral. Can some one help here. how much could he have walked away with? I am curious??? keep in mind this is in California. I am just stunned that he got anything at all..
FedUpWithFargo

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#73 Jul 26, 2011
I am a lead teller with Wells Fargo. Our state has just made the conversion within the last week and a half from Wachovia to Wells. With learning a new computer system, which you are extremely inadequately trained on and the countless hours of training that you are away from your "store" I recieved a "coaching" session this afternoon for my lack of contributions! The audacity of these people telling me that I need to better build my rapport with my customers so I can better identify their needs is outlandish! They don't care what is good for the customer, they just care about you walking over 2 customers a day to a personal banker and getting 2 solutions a day! They don't care that you've worked while you're sick, they don't care that you're learning about the new products, they don't care that you're doing the job of teller, lead teller & service manager all rolled into one, they don't care that management uses intimidation tactics on employees telling them that they will lose their job if they don't hit 90 "solutions" a quarter, they don't care that customers don't want to hear: "At Wells Fargo it is our goal to provide you with excellent customer service, have I done that for you today?" EVERY single time we finish a transaction with them, They don't care about empowering their employees or recognizing when the employees are doing a great job. This is an awful transition and I am extremely frustrated at how things are going since the change to Wells. I am an honest hardworking employee who is never late and learns quickly. This coaching session today has put me over the edge. I did accomplish my set goal for contributions last quarter and now with the merger and extra work load it's like i've never done anything right since day one! It is so dishearting to feel this way when I used to love coming to work.
Lynn

Abbeville, SC

#74 Jul 28, 2011
What was the outcome of this?
Melinda wrote:
I have been a teller for two months. I have never worked with a cash drawer so its all pretty new to me I worked as a teachers aide for years, so no experience. So far I am doing ok but today a customer came back and said I cashed his check but didnt deposit it like he wanted I was not over or short previous night ej said I cashed it but there is nothing showing deposit for that amount. while on lunch manager went in my bus counted with another teller and confirmed im not over. when i came back she didnt want me on my drawer and wouldnt say why. she told me come in tomorrow on my day off. I am so scared i will be fired tomorrow as it was busy and she didnt have time to tell me if she found a mistake in transactions or what. any help or suggestions
Lynn

Abbeville, SC

#75 Jul 28, 2011
They did me wrong as well, Race and Age discrimation., I got on the computer and sent emails to John Stump, Board Of Directors and more, basically anyone I could find with an email address., I have gotten some feed back and they are doing an internal investigation, I also filed a complaint with the EEOC., get on the internet and search sites for address.......www.consumerwatc h.com
vanessa wrote:
I was a Wachovia employee as well. I went through the merge to Wells and I liked it at first. There was money missing from the vault one day and there was no sign in finding it. They had investigators come into the branch to speak with all of the tellers. Because they could not find the money, they basically pinned the missing money on me because I was in the vault that day. I have been on administrative leave now for about 3 weeks and I am still waiting on them to solve the mystery. I can't believe how poorly this bank treats their employees and how they are pinning this on me! Look @ the cameras! I did nothing and now I am just sitting home waiting for them to tell me what I already know. They obviously have no evidence (as I did nothing wrong) and I am being penalized for something I did not do. I have been trying to contact someone to speak to regarding this and I can't find who. This is ridiclous and has ruined my life. Someone please help!!:(
SMC

Upper Marlboro, MD

#76 Jul 29, 2011
DJOY wrote:
My daughter worked for Wells Fargo for over 90 days. She died by suicide last December. Her live in boyfriend was on her health insurance and was named beneficiary for her life insurance. I did not know this of course, but I provided to Wells Fargo her death certificate and whammo! a month later when I called to check on the policy the rep stated that the life insurance had been paid out!!! I thought there was a clause on the policy for suicide, but apparently not. I do not know the sum her boyfriend rec'd but I do know he did not send a dime to my family to cover the costs of her funeral. Can some one help here. how much could he have walked away with? I am curious??? keep in mind this is in California. I am just stunned that he got anything at all..
First let me start by saying, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I cannot even image what you may be going through right now. Secondly, as a former manager for Wells Fargo, I can say that unless your daughter purchased additional life insurance, then her boyfriend would have received up to at least one times her base salary. So if she her yearly salary was $30,000, then that would have been the payout. Please note that your daughter could have purchased additional life insurance at a very minimal cost. My life insurance premium was $7.95 per pay period for a $365,000 policy and that was 5 times my yearly salary. I hope this helps.
Tracy

United States

#77 Aug 9, 2011
I have worked for other banks and wells fargo is by far the greatest . they care about their customers and their employees. I am proud to say I work for wells fargo bank
quittingtomorrow

Athens, GA

#78 Aug 18, 2011
I have been with the company for four months. I of coarse agree with everyone here. Its the worst job i have ever had. I work my butt off with a passion every day. in fact, ive been hitting an average of 4 solutions a day lateley. sometimes over 10 on a friday! wow you think i could get a shout out or something. Since the beginning however, ive been bullied and constantly called out by my extremely confrontational service manager. we have no lead teller. we are so short handed that my second week there i was the ONLY lobby teller for three days in a row in a medium/high volume store. To somehow survive that to come in on monday to get railed in a 2 hour coaching session is ridiculous. I live in a college town so august is our busy month. i requested time off to spend with my gf who was away all summer and was denied vacation because "no one in the store can take vacation in august" yesterday marked the third person to go on a three day vacation this month. ive been accused of "making up names and numbers to put in my teller journal" "of not caring about my job and obviously only putting in 10 percent because that the amount of times i have hit the solutions button" and oh yeah, ive been written up 7 times. I sound like a horrible employee but my last job is wants me back with a raise.
do your teller evaluations, fill in your teller journal, do time tracker everyday, remember to sign our your key for lunch, work 10 hours a day, do you controls online, do you mangers conrols online, just go ahead and sign for all the night drop bags as to not burden your coworkers, do the bags before lunch,dont piss off the courier, and you might get away with only 7 write-ups in four months. bleh
DJOY

El Segundo, CA

#79 Aug 19, 2011
Thank you SMC..it boggles the mind that he may have gotten as much as you have stated, the problem with all this is this, he did not pay anything for her service, cremation or burial at sea either. I did! Yet he is driving a brand new car. Its not even about the amount, its the principle. I hope his next victim does not suffer the same fate. Thanks again.
SMC wrote:
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First let me start by saying, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I cannot even image what you may be going through right now. Secondly, as a former manager for Wells Fargo, I can say that unless your daughter purchased additional life insurance, then her boyfriend would have received up to at least one times her base salary. So if she her yearly salary was $30,000, then that would have been the payout. Please note that your daughter could have purchased additional life insurance at a very minimal cost. My life insurance premium was $7.95 per pay period for a $365,000 policy and that was 5 times my yearly salary. I hope this helps.
Gonedy

Des Moines, IA

#80 Aug 21, 2011
Wells Fargo became a wrecking ball to it's employees. Wachovia cardholders didn't like the merge and I know why. WF is one of the most miserable employers to work for. You can never do enough to make them happy.

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